More Literary Events ...

If you were in New England this past weekend, you could have:

(a) celebrated Grace Lin's birthday and book launch for Lissy's Friends on Saturday (nicely recapped here by Elaine Magliaro, aka Wild Rose Reader).

(b) read an actual print copy of Liz Rosenberg's review of Barb O'Connor's How To Steal A Dog and Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid in the Globe.

(c) participated in NESCBWI's annual conference (check out Charlesbridge editor Yolanda LeRoy and author-illustrator Annie Sibley O'Brien belting out a Broadway-ish song about getting published here).

(d) attended Karen Day's packed-out book launch party for Tall Tales at Newtonville Books on Sunday (which is what I did, as evidenced by Carol Peacock's photo below).

Karen Day and me celebrating the launch of
her novel Tall Tales (Wendy Lamb Books, May 2007)

Spring children's book events in this area continue to abound. Tonight, for example, if you're free and in the vicinity, come hear Jackie Davies, Jamie Harper, and me read and talk about school visits during a Foundation of Children's Books event at Boston College, 7:30 p.m. in Vanderslice Hall (detailed directions and parking information at the bottom of this page.) Hope to see you there!